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                        Volume 25                          January 15, 2021
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CAROL RISALITI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BEACON CHARITABLE PHARMACY TO SPEAK THIS FRIDAY
Carol Risaliti is the executive director of Beacon Charitable Pharmacy in Canton Ohio.   Carol was the first executive director and employee of Beacon Charitable Pharmacy, formerly known as Prescription Assistance Network.

Prior to serving as the executive director of Beacon, Carol was a Clinical Counselor and administrator in counseling and social services with Catholic Community Services for twenty years. 

Carol graduated from Kent State University with a Bachelor’s degree majoring in Sociology/Social work, graduated from Walsh University with a Master’s Degree in Clinical Counseling, and held a Professional Clinical Counselor License with Supervision status in the state of Ohio. 

 Carol has served in 2005- 2006 on the Ohio Governor’s Task Force on Disability Medical Assistance, United Way Compass Health Committee, United Way Agency Review Team Chair, United Way Allocation Committee and Access Health Stark County Operating Council. In addition, Carol served on Catholic Charities USA Health Steering Committee, Chaired Catholic Charities USA Children and Family Service Committee, Medicare D Implementation Committees locally and on the state level. She is a Member of Ohio Step Therapy Committee and Ohio Health and Senior Advocates. She currently serves on the American Heart Association Board for Stark and Wayne Counties, serves on, and is a founding member of the Charitable Pharmacies of America Board.   

In 2012 Carol received the Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy Dean’s Leadership Award. 
 
 
JANUARY 8TH ZOOM MEETING NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
 
 
At our Zoom meeting on January 8, 2021, President Drew Pelger opened the meeting by 'virtually' welcoming a total of 30 Canton Rotarians, as well as our speaker, Kim Kenney.
 
Club Secretary Paula Mastroianni presented some interesting historical facts for the day, including the following Rotary Fun Fact: The first Rotary club banner (from the Houston Space Center) to orbit the moon was carried by astronaut Frank Borman, a member of the Houston, Texas club.
 
Paula also received "Happy Bucks" from Treasurer Tom Clevenger and Rick Taylor.
 
President Drew made the following announcements:
  • The lease for the new Rotary office has been approved by the Board (by evote) and the officers have started making plans for the move.
  • Reminded the members that the Canton Rotary Brew Card event is still up and running.
  • An update on the "Pack the Bus" project will be announced in the near future.
  • Announced that Tom Schervish had passed away.
Secretary Paul Mastroianni introduced our speaker, Kim Kenney, Executive Director from the McKinley Presidential Library and Museum.
 
 
 
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PASSING OF LONGTIME ROTARIAN TOM SCHERVISH
Longtime Canton Rotarian,Tom Schervish, passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021. The following obituary was posted in the Canton Repository on January 7, 2021.
 
Thomas W. Schervish

age 80, of Perry Township passed away Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at home watching his beloved Browns. Tom was born Sept. 5, 1940 in Detroit, Mich., to the late William and Marie (Elum) Schervish. He was a 1963 graduate of the University of Detroit and an Officer in the Quartermaster Corps of the United States Army. In 1967, he came to Stark County and began an active business and civic life. Tom owned and operated several Burger King Restaurants throughout Ohio and Michigan and was Chairman of Stark Management Services and the Center Ice Sports Complex. He was a tireless advocate for downtown Canton and our local business community. Tom served on numerous boards of directors, most notably as Chairman of the Pro Football Hall of Fame Board of Trustees, Stark County Catholic Schools, and Walsh University.

An avid golfer, Tom also enjoyed playing poker and gin with his buddies and rarely missed an opportunity to hit the tables in Vegas. He was strong in his Catholic faith. Tom loved his family beyond measure, especially his four grandchildren, and never let a moment pass when he didn't count his blessings.

Tom is survived by his wife, Angela (Brio) Schervish with whom he shared 50 years of marriage. They have two children: son, Thomas (Sarah) Schervish II, their children Anna and Tommy, daughter Amanda (Jon) Kendle and their children Liam and Isla. He has three brothers, Herbert Schervish, David Schervish, Dr. Edward Schervish, all of Michigan. Tom is also survived by countless cousins, nieces and nephews.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for the family at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Massillon with Fr. Raymond Paul officiating. Final resting place will be at St. Joseph Cemetery. A celebration of life will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Tom's memory to Walsh University Thomas Schervish Scholarship Fund (Advancement Office 2020 East Maple Street, North Canton OH 44720) or Thomas W. Schervish Memorial Fund (Stark County Catholic Elementary Schools, 4824 Tuscarawas Street W, Canton OH 44708.)
 
Paquelet Funeral Home

330-833-3222
 
 
 
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CLUB FUND CONTRIBUTIONS 
 
The following Rotarians have made a contribution to the Rotary Club of Canton's Club Fund in memory of Tom Schervish.
  • Suzette and Dan Matthews
 
 
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ENDOWMENT FUND CONTRIBUTION
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The following has made a contribution to the Rotary Club of Canton's Endowment Fund in memory Past President Mike Gregorek:
  • Past President Rick Taylor
 
 
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BUY A BREW CARD, SUPPORT OUR CHARITABLE FUND! 
Since our annual Canton Rotary Oktoberfest was cancelled due to COVID, we are selling the Canton Rotary Brew Card to raise funds for the Canton Rotary Charitable Fund.
 
The Brew Card provides discounts on food and/or merchandise at nine (9) local and regional breweries and brewpubs.
 
These cards are valid through June 30, 2021, so as vaccines roll out and folks feel it is safer to visit these breweries, the cards will still be valid!
 
Brew Cards are on sale now for only $20 via the event page on our Facebook page or through Eventbrite (see link below). 
 
 
 

 
 
 
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Speakers
Jan 29, 2021
Update on what is in store for downtown Canton 2021
Feb 05, 2021
Using robots on the dairy farm
Feb 12, 2021
Lime disease in Ohio
Feb 19, 2021
People to People - Trip to Cuba
Feb 26, 2021
Opening the brewery, why Louisville, the impact COVID has had on the brewery, future plans
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